Not all home decorating ideas require a heavy investment
of time and money. If you're looking for a few affordable
home interior decorating ideas to freshen up a room
over a weekend, try these ten:
Rearrange The Furniture- Pull your furniture away
from the walls. Try positioning it at intriguing angles.
For example, a sofa arranged diagonally across a narrow
living room will make the room look wider.
Paint A Wall- Paint one wall your favourite colour and
make it the focal point. Hang interesting art on that
wall and move a nice piece of furniture there. (Note:
Make sure that the colour is one that is shared with
several other objects and fabrics in the room.)
Bring In Plants- Greenery always adds a breath of
fresh air to a room. If you don't have a green thumb,
try silk plants and trees. The quality has gotten
so good that its hard to distinguish them from the
Lay An Area Rug- An area rug is a wonderful way of
defining a conversation area. Try one that complements
the room. Lay it at an angle beneath your coffee table.
Hang Pictures or Mirror- Hang pictures that reflect
your personality. Try frames that are more ornate.
When hanging a mirror, try and position it so that
it reflects and nice view or an interesting architectural
Group Figurines- Pull out your favourite collectibles.
Show off your personality. Find a display area and
group related objects together, in sets of three or
five. Try and vary the shapes.
Add Decorative Pillows- The good news about decorative
pillows is that they are an easy way to add textures
and patterns to a room. Still better, they can be
changed to jazz up a sofa or chair before your room
is ready for a major makeover.
Replace Lamps- Lamps are probably the one thing in
your home that will give others a clue that your room
is outdated. Seek out new and fresh lamps that make
Add A Throw Or Afghan- Similar to decorative pillows,
throws and afghans add texture to your furniture.
They come in all kinds of natural and man made fabrics.
Find a pattern and style that you like.
Eliminate Clutter- Clutter has a way of eliminating
the desired mood and effect of any room. Find storage
spaces for papers, toys, and other items that take
from the personality of a room.